Grateful Dead Live at Riverfront Arena on 1976-10-02
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
AudMC > DAT > WAV > SHN taped by Jerry Moore with 2 hand held Sony ECM-33Ps > Sony TC-153 deck, Maxell UD-120 cassettes, with Dolby B ON. A>D and shn encoding by Noah Weiner.
- AudMC > DAT > WAV > SHN; 2 hand held Sony ECM-33Ps > Sony TC-153 deck, Maxell UD-120 cassettes, with Dolby B ON
- Cincinnati, OH
- Taped by
- Jerry Moore
- Transferred by
- Noah Weiner
- Riverfront Arena
Subject: Great 2nd Set
II rate it a 4 only because of the rough sonics.
Subject: Some of the MOST SUPERB highlights of 1976
After downloading this version from the Archive, I cleaned it up with the Audacity program (it's free to download, folks, and by learning a few of it's basic functions, you too can create superb upgrades). An hour of remixing resulted in an excellent upgrade.
The 1st set comes off well enough and the sound quality improves greatly as the intensely excited crowd begins to get a grip on itself as the set progresses. The set-closing "Let It Grow" > "Might As Well" is the highlight and gears us up for a fine 2nd set.
The first half of the 2nd set is a fairly average 1976 affair (meaning "very well played"), highlighted by a SUPERB "Samson And Delilah". OK.....get ready.....as the INCREDIBLE sequence beginning with "Dancin' In The Streets" is a must-have-no-excuses suite for all serious Heads. The very unusual jam in "Dancin'" turns, almost immediately, into a moody, dissonant affair, with Garcia seemingly searching for something here.....maybe "Wharf Rat".....but the jam drops into a short, engaging Drums, which zooms into a classic, utterly unique '76 version of "The Other One". The weird, inspired jams include licks very reminiscent of 1969 versions, lead by Garcia; Bobby must have heard this too because he includes his "in a circle" lyrics. Jerry even throws in a brief phrasing of that circular pattern that always surfaced around the "you know he had to die" lyric of the Cryptical reprise. The jam after the first verse threatens to spiral out of control and, upon first hearing it, I was beginning to expect a Meltdown Space, but the jam quiets down and simply melts like butter into a DEVASTATING "Stella Blue", with some unusual and extremely effective vocal phrasing from Jerry. He nails the lyrics, the band is in complete synch, the outro jam is absolutely gorgeous and includes the '73-style wrap-up melody. When the band begins to dissolve "Stella", Garcia sounds a single note repeatedly like an alarm, leading the band back into the 2nd verse of "The Other One". They quickly & quietly work through the verse and drop into a great, great "Sugar Magnolia" (with some powerful jamming) to wrap things up.
Make no mistake: the second half of the 2nd set is ESSENTIAL Grateful Dead. Download this show, followed by the Audacity program, clean it up and let yourself be joyfully bludgeoned by some EXTREME 1976 highlights!!
Subject: THIS is the one....
that is the deal -- it was the push toward "professionalism", (jerry's take) : "LET's LIGHT IT UP, ON EVERY NUMBER" -- they take their time and try to get a little unique flash out of each number -- everything is relative and COUNTERPOINT... a playing on counter emotions rules the day.....
it's the music baby -- not the tape deck.... put a little effort into it, that's the whole idead.......
Subject: Too bad recording sucks....
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